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Dear Friends, According to our round-up, a total of 779 journalists were jailed at some point in 2023 and 547 will spend New Year’s Eve in prison. China, Myanmar, Belarus and Vietnam are the four biggest jailers of media personnel. Between them, they are holding more than...

On 3 April United Nations Human Rights Council in its 55th session adopted by consensus the resolution on the “Prevention of Genocide” tabled by Armenia. Based on the Convention on “Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide” this biennial resolution calls for the attention of the UN member states...

COMMUNIQUE Today, on April 3rd, 2024 around 11 o’clock, an unlawful eviction was initiated by Israeli Police on the grounds of the Cow’s Garden located within the premises of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The eviction began with the destruction of Armenian Patriarchate property, and assaults on clergy and...

Strasbourg, 24.01.2024 – Michael O’Flaherty (Ireland) was today elected as the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights by the organisation’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) at its plenary session in Strasbourg. He will serve a non-renewable term of six years starting on 1 April 2024. Mr O’Flaherty obtained 104 of...

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has resolved not to ratify the credentials of the Azerbaijani delegation, which were challenged on the opening day of the session, concluding that the country has “not fulfilled major commitments” stemming from its joining the Council of Europe 20 years ago. “Very serious concerns remain...

Dear Friends, According to our round-up, a total of 779 journalists were jailed at some point in 2023 and 547 will spend New Year’s Eve in prison. China, Myanmar, Belarus and Vietnam are the four biggest jailers of media personnel. Between them, they are holding more than half of the world’s imprisoned journalists. The sentences passed on women journalists broke records in...

Strasbourg, 15.11.2023 – The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Armenia, Kimmo Kiljunen (Finland, SOC) and Boriana Åberg (Sweden, EPP/CD), have called on Council of Europe member states to support Armenia as it faces the “enormous challenges” of...

Iconem, TumoChurch of Surp Hovhannes, Meghri, Armenia , 17th Century@ Iconem 3D Model Curators: Bernard Coulie en Louma Salamé The exhibition Armenia. Contemplating the sacredopens this Friday 10 November in the Project Space of the Villa Empain. ArtistsAntoine Agoudjian, Jean Boghossian, Pascal Convert, Mekhitar Garabedian,  Aïda Kazarian, Sarkis. Boghossian FoundationVilla Empain, Centre...

The EU today announced a €5 million increase in humanitarian funding in response to the growing needs caused by the crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh.  “The conflict escalation and subsequent ceasefire is expected to trigger a mass exodus of people from Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia, with approximately 13,500 refugees having crossed the...

Open Letter to the Rabbinical Centre of EuropeFrom the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (IIGHRS, A Division of the Zoryan Institute) September 11, 2023 Dear Rabbinical Centre of Europe: As a non-profit organization dedicated to genocide and human rights studies since 1982, the International Institute for Genocide...

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